Destination Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Friday, October 19th. Activities start at 9:00 and finish at 4:00. Saturday, Activities start at 9:10 and end at 4:00 p.m. The speakers and lecturers will be hosted in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Cumberland Gap. The address is 319 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
All Direct Descendants & Members of our organization are invited to attend. This is event helps family understand their histories and heritages.
GENEALOGY TRUTHS by Charles Robertson, He was a 3rd great grandson of David Crockett through his daughter Margaret Finely Crockett Flowers. Charles was a member of the Direct Descendants of David Crockett since 1996. He served as President, Secretary, Historian and the Board of Directors where he served as Chairman for a term. Below was taken from an article Charles wrote in a past newsletter and for those who knew Charles, you will chuckle.
The Book you need is never indexed, or if indexed, doesn’t include people.
All real Library discoveries are made five minutes to closing time, when the copier is broken.
The person setting next to you at the Research Center is finding ancestors every five minutes and telling you about it.
Your cemeteries have no caretakers or records archived. Your micro film reader is the one that squeaks, has to be turned backwards, and doesn’t quite focus.
Your sister neglects to mention that the data she gave you, which you have researched and sent to other people, was just a guess with no foundation and she guessed because she “didn’t like to leave that line blank.”
Crockett Tavern Museum has hosted folks from 39 states and 8 foreign countries since opening for the 2018 season on May 1st.
A big thanks goes out to all who helped with Crockett’s 232nd Birthday Celebration (8/11)- the Sycamore Shoals militia re-enactors, the Sabine Hill ladies group, Mitchell Bradley, musician, Dr. John Welton (Wm Finley impersonator), blacksmith Catherine Shook and her fiance, volunteers- Judith Bible, Debbie Smith and husband, Johnston family, Lisa Harris, Andrew Bennett, Ashley Smith, & Dr. Ross and Barbara Baker. Thanks to Morristown Parks and Rec for folding chairs and Allen Funeral Home for the big canopy tent.Special thanks to Tim Massey and Caroline Blanks for their assistance.
Our next scheduled event is at the museum-Smithsonian Museum Magazine-National Museum Alive Day. Free admission to Crockett Tavern with ticket from the magazine’s website.For up to two adult admissions only. See the magazines website for more info.
Crockett Tavern Museum will close on Saturday Octpber 21st for the 2018 season.